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  1. I also have the Node2i How much of an improvement would you say the Lumin has provided, I’m wondering if I should get a higher quality streamer for local music files.
  2. Speakers, currently Focal 806V
  3. I’d like to update parts of my system but it’s an itch I’m not sure where to focus. Source is a bluesound node 2i fed into a zodiac gold dac and Austin threw power amp. Now I could just use the internal dac, but that’s probably not to the same standard of the Zodiac. Im currently thinking of new dac and power amp, what do people think is the most important element of a streaming system?
  4. The thIng that puts me off the service is playlists and stations. Amazon and Apple for a general music listening just seem to do this so much better. Every time I try it it just seems very french and I just exit the door very quickly.
  5. I really enjoyed the review especially the lack of buzz words to describe the music, must admit I got a shock when I looked at the price of the headphones........
  6. Chis I’m not looking down from any high horse, but the primary purpose of music is to listen to and enjoy it and that’s my focus. I fully understand people use music as various forms of a hobby, be that collecting, reading lp covers, upgrading equipment etc etc. And getting it as close as possible to what’s on the recording is pure perception unless you have the memory to compare it against the actual recording, people will hear different things based on the quality of the persons hearing and perceptions. People shouldn’t discount a service if they haven’t listened to it, because who knows they might actually enjoy what they listen to, if they don’t they don’t. But you will only ever know if you listen no matter what the equipment.
  7. I have a Bluesound node 2i directly connected to a AustinTrew power amp and Focal speakers. Really simple to navigate and sounds great, no interest in bit perfect, exclusive mode etc, etc, I listen to and enjoy the music not chase numbers and technical details that don’t prove that you will enjoy what you are listening to, isn’t that the whole point of music?
  8. Guess you could VNC into a PC. Its going backward though, its a PC to maintain plus the user interface might not be that great. I use a Sonos Connect which is not hi-def, if i want to use hi-def think I'm just going to plug my mac into the DAC. Sonos is OK for general listening , how many times do you really want to try and hear every detail?
  9. Subscription Renewal On 16 December 2019, your Individual Plan HD subscription will renew at £14.99/month. in the UK I’ve payed nothing as per the above
  10. I’m the same, I’m not technically bothered about the numbers, but I like the interface, seems to sound better than Apple Music , good playlist , if I want to make the most of it I’ll plug my Mac directly into my dac. For everyday use via iPhone, Sonos and CarPlay I’m quite impressed. I know all my music is in iTunes but in these modern days the only time I need local content is on my phone while I’m on holiday. My music file collection is largely unused but sits on a nas being constantly back up.
  11. The point is in your paragraph below, normal people want it to sound great and better than what they have, the majority of the comments here are chasing numbers and bit perfect. I’ve just been listening and seeing if I think it sounds better than what I’ve got, that’s the point of music to listen too. “It seems like they are just tossing something out there to check off a box. Their expectation appears to be that mass market consumers have maybe heard about “hi-res” music and now they can have it on their ear buds and Echo speakers and be amazed at how much more fantastic it sounds and tell all their friends so Amazon can get an extra $5 per month from them.”
  12. Sorry long time since I looked at streamers. ive got a Sonos connect but guess that won’t stream the higher definition files, what would be a good option to stream and feed this into my dac or change to an integrated amp/dac/streamer? cheers
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